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Record Number: 7797


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: occasional marginal marks, numbers and comments throughout text, with further brief notes referring to text on 5 binding pages. Combination of ink and faded pencil. Comments in the text are elaborations eg.: p. 226 text reads '... a castle, which in the English language is call'd Cnobheresburg [?] ...' has ms note 'Burgh Castle in Suffolk'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

unknown

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

H. Wansey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Venerable Bede

Title:

Ecclesiastical history of the English Nation, from the coming of Julius Caesar, into this island, in the 60th year before the incarnation of Christ, till the year of our Lord 731. Written in Latin by Venerable Bede, and now translated into English fro

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Printed for J. Batley and T. Meighan, 1723

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7797

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Eskines of Torrie in Fife: Bede, the Venerable, Saint , "The ecclesiastical history of the English Nation, from the coming of Julius Caesar, into this island, in the 60th year before the incarnation of Christ, till the year of our Lord 731. Written in Latin by Venerable Bede, and now translated into English from Dr. Smith's edition. To which is added the life of the author. Also explanatory notes", (London, 1723), various pages, [DH LIB 1206]

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Eskines of Torrie in Fife: Bede, the Venerable, Saint , "The ecclesiastical history of the English Nation, from the coming of Julius Caesar, into this island, in the 60th year before the incarnation of Christ, till the year of our Lord 731. Written in Latin by Venerable Bede, and now translated into English from Dr. Smith's edition. To which is added the life of the author. Also explanatory notes", (London, 1723), various pages, [DH LIB 1206], http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7797, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Identity of reader is tentatively inferred from only provenance: 'H. Wansey Bath', which is repeated several times. From the style of the annotations it is likely that these were done before the item came into Erskine hands.

   
   
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